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The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Margaret C. Flinn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

From the fleetingly captured street scenes of the city symphony, to the meticulously reconstructed studio city of musical comedies; from the propagandistic Popular Front documentaries about ... More


The Crowd As New Monumentality During the Popular Front

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses the spectacular and massive nature of the architecture of the films themselves—that is to say, the way in which the crowd functions metaphorically as a building block of social ... More


Salvaging The Great Waltz

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

MGM hired Fleming to fix up The Great Waltz, a fictionalized account of the life and career of the composer Johann Strauss Jr. Frenchman Julien Duvivier directed the film, but MGM, unsatisfied with ... More


Poetic Realism as Spatial Fable

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The epilogue considers the paradox of the poetic realist preoccupation with atmosphere. The characteristics of a film that spatially constitute “atmosphere” tend to engage localizing, situational ... More


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